A classic construction law text Keating on Construction Contracts is a first port of call for all research on the history and principles governing building contracts, their practical application and their interpretation by the courts. Renowned for its accessible style and reliable authority the title covers all relevant legislation and case law, EC law, and the FIDIC, NEC3, JCT Forms of Contracts and ICC Conditions of Contract.
Offers solicitors, barristers and construction professionals detailed and authoritative commentary on all issues relating to construction contracts, from an examination of Employer's Approval and Architect's Certificates to a recently added chapter on Delay and Disruption
Presents in depth practical help, delivered in a concise style, discussing legal principles, analysing judicial decisions, interrogating standard forms and interpreting legislation
Discusses in detail the standard form agreements upon which Building and Construction activity turns including commentary on ICC, NEC3, FIDIC and JCT contracts
Goes through the workflow of a construction contract, its formation and composition
Examines the contractor’s right to payment and the recovery of payment for varied work
Deals with employer’s approval of the contracted work and the formal requirements of an architect’s certificate
Goes through such issues as excuses for non-performance, negligence and economic loss, and delay and disruption claims
Covers financial recovery and causation and liquidated damages and penalties
Addresses various equitable doctrines and remedies
Considers assignments, substituted contracts and sub-contracts
Reproduces relevant statutes including the 1996 Act as amended by 2009 Act, and the Scheme for Construction Contracts for easy access and navigation
Includes expanded coverage on procurement and the effect, and the Jackson reforms regarding proportionate costs and case management
Provides up-to-date references to and guidance on key primary case law and decisions from the UK, Europe and overseas, for example, the Court of Appeal decision in P.C. Harrington v Systech; the Court of Appeal decision in Lanes Group plc v Galliford Try Infrastructure Ltd
Ensures full coverage of Supreme Court cases which continue to define principles of contractual construction, for example, the Supreme Court decisions in Rainy Sky S.A. v Kookmin Bank; Berrisford (FC) v Mexfield Housing Co-Operative Ltd and Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland v Lloyds Banking Group plc (Scotland); The Supreme Court decision in Benedetti v Swairis The TCC decision in Walter Lilly v DMW Developments
Joint edited in three previous editions by Stephen Furst QC (Deputy Judge of the Technology and Construction Court and Recorder and member of Keating Chambers, acting for clients in the field of construction in all UK courts and forms of arbitration) and Sir Vivian Ramsey (former civil engineer and Head of Chambers, prior to joining the Bench, and serving in the Technology & Construction Court).
Contributed to by a stellar supporting team of experts from Keating Chambers who have been voted Construction Set of the Year in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Substantially updated and expanded chapter on the developing topic of Public Procurement